Your not-so-quiet night at the museum! Join the revelry every third Thursday of the month for live music, free programs, art activities and more…all just for adults!

February 20: Celebrating all forms of love tonight! Whether you're joining us in celebration of Galentine's Day (thank you Leslie Knope), bringing bae, or meeting new friends or dates, we have something for everyone!

Are you a performer, vendor, organization or just inspired and interested in making Third Thursdays amazing? Please contact us with your vision for getting involved.

Love on the Brain

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Band: Soul Revival

KC crooners Soul Revival will be setting the mood with love songs all evening!

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DJs at Third Thursday

DJ Joe

DJ Joe is more than a DJ, more than a Drummer, more than just your average party starter. Experience the fun for yourself!

Nelson-Atkins Building, Gallery P27

Gallery Performance by Uptown Violins

Uptown Violins returns for two acoustic gallery performances mixing up the classics with covers of your favorite love songs!

Museum-wide

Hearts for Art

Express your love of art at Third Thursday. Pick up a paper heart at the Info Desk in Bloch Lobby and place it on the floor in front of your favorite work. Explore other’s favorites and share your choice with the world through social media using #heartsforart.

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Palm and Tarot Card Readers

Receive a palm or tarot reading from Moth and Candle to help guide you in self-reflection for the opportunity to develop deeper self-knowledge.

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LoveTried Earring Giveaway

LoveTried will be onsite selling hand-poured lightweight resin earrings reminiscent of 1960’s craft and post modern pop installations, and you could get a chance to win this pair! Visit the LoveTried table in Bloch Lobby to learn how to enter.

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KCPublic Theatre Soapbox

Kansas City Public Theatre provides access to the arts through year-round professional theatre free of charge to the public. Since its beginning in 2017, KCPublic Theatre has been dedicated to local artists through its three main programs: Main Stage Productions, Theatre Lab, and the Soapbox.

KCPublic Theatre invites the community to use the Soapbox as a platform to make their voices heard. Come step-up on the Soapbox!

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Interactive Graffiti Wall by Open the Doors Coaching

This interactive graffiti wall is to honor the duality of love. When we ponder the word “love”, sometimes we think of happy thoughts, but sometimes we think of sadness and our hearts hurt. Whatever you think of when love is on your brain, please share your thoughts with a memory, a lyric from a song, or a poem.

Kristen Thomas is a Certified Sex Coach and owner of Open The Doors Coaching. Her passion is helping everyone live their best love lives! She works with people across the country to help them regain confidence and learn about intimacy through coaching sessions and her podcast.

Galleries: Pick up a guide in Bloch Lobby
couple taking a selfie in gallery

Gallery Moment

In love? Swearing off love? Explore some artworks that touch on matters of the heart!

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Community Spotlight: Heart to Heart International

Heart to Heart International (HHI) is a humanitarian NGO based in Lenexa committed to expanding access to healthcare by connecting people and resources to a world in need. They specialize in domestic and global crisis response, global medical logistics and health programs and training, primary health care and clinics in Haiti, and volunteer engagement and opportunities. Learn more about their mission and volunteer opportunities like packing hygiene kits for those affected by the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico.

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GIF Photo Booth with The Photo Bus

Share your night out by making your own GIF with The Photo Bus’s GIF booth!

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Drop-in Art Activity: Make and Take Cards

We may have missed Valentine’s Day, but it’s never too late to show appreciation for your loved ones! Create your own cards using stamps and stencils.

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Radio Station Prize Pack Giveaway

Some lucky Third Thursday winner will win an awesome prize pack from 90.0 The Bridge!

Visit their table in Bloch Lobby for a chance to win!

Featured Exhibition Galleries

Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt

She was known as The One for Whom the Sun Shines. Discover the celebrated Queen Nefertari, the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Experience the magnificence of royal palaces and tombs, including Nefertari’s burial chamber, considered one of the greatest artistic achievements in the Valley of the Queens. Explore the daily life of the village where tomb builders and artisans lived, worked and worshipped more than 3,000 years ago.

Drawn from the world-renowned Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, the exhibition will bring together works that present the richness of life in ancient Egypt, focusing on the role of women—goddesses, queens, and commoners.

$18/person. Member discounts apply.

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Beverages and Small Plates

Enjoy small plates, a full bar and an artful experience!

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